How To Make A Commercial, Part I: "Cliche" - Bottled Silver Sheep (J255)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

How To Make A Commercial, Part I: "Cliche" - Bottled Silver Sheep

Made in

London

Date

1998

Description

Two screw-top glass bottles filled with silver sheep, presented on a 'grass' base.

Materials and techniques

Silver, ready made glass bottles, paper (labels), model makers grass (base). Casting and computer graphic work; the labels have two stamps which were designed and made for the piece.

Dimensions

height:  8.5cm
diameter:  2.7cm

Object number

J255

Category

References

On view

  • How To Make A Commercial, Part I: "Cliche" - Bottled Silver Sheep, Laura Potter, 1998, Crafts Council Collection: J255. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • How To Make A Commercial, Part I: "Cliche" - Bottled Silver Sheep, Laura Potter, 1998, Crafts Council Collection: J255. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

Cliche has become a kind of signature piece. All objects cover theme of humour, language and analogy. Series developed as an attempt to examine the process of commercialising an object, whilst retaining its initial concept.